This is a selection of curated news articles about e-waste and e-scrap related issues.
Battery metals recovery breakthrough in Malaysia 3 March 2017 – A team of Malaysian researchers has discovered a new way to extract lithium and cobalt from scrap batteries. The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’.
Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm10 February 2017 – An Adelaide company claims to have developed a silicon storage device that costs a tenth as much as a lithium ion battery to store the same energy and is eyeing a $10 million public float.
Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries (Update)23 January 2017 – The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line…